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DECK AND PORT: BY COLTON WALTER REV U.S.N. 1850

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DECK AND PORT: On Incidents of a cruise in the US Frigate Congress to California

BY COLTON WALTER REV U.S.N. 1850

On Incidents of a cruise in the US Frigate Congress to California.

Owner's signature on first page

Dedicated to Thomas I Wharton ESQ of Philadelphia

Long title: Deck and Port; or, Incidents of a Cruise in the United States Frigate Congress to California. With Sketches of Rio Janeiro, Valparaiso, Lima, Honolulu, and San Francisco. First Edition. In black blind stamped boards, with gilt illustration of ship on front board, and gilt titles to spine. Boards are slightly rubbed.  Pages lightly foxed. An important historical account of the post-war voyages of the USS Congress. Frontispiece portrait of Commodore Stockton, plus four color plates. Howes' C624 makes this the first issue as it has printed endpapers (advertisements); these are blank endpapers in later issues. Small previous owner name and date to front.

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HARDCOVER

Condition

Good

Edition

1st

Binding

Hardcover